Sunday, November 06, 2016

Breaking news:

Marion County/Indianapolis denies right to cast provisional ballots.

Today I received a letter from the Marion County Office of Corporation Counsel, in response to my filed notice of tort claim about having been denied a provisional ballot at the primary.
Here is the text:

Re: Tort Claim Notice 16-T-803

Dear Mr. Stewart,

     Our office has received and reviewed your letter file stamped by the Marion County Clerk's Office on November 2, 2016. In your letter, you complain that you were not allowed to vote in the May 3, 2016 primary election because you "declined to show ID."

     Indiana code Sec. 3-11-8.25.1 provides that "a voter who desires to vote an offial ballot at an election shall provide proof of indentification." The term "proof of identification" is defined by Indiana Code Sec. 3--2-40.5 and "refers to a document that satisfies all of the following."
[stautory text omitted for brevity]

     Indiana's voter ID law was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 53 U.S. 181 (2008.)

     The poll workers complied with the law.


           Pamela G. Scheeman
           Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel

 The City of Indianapolis
Office of Corporation Counsel
200 E Washington St Room 1601
Indianapolis IN 46204
Phone [redacted]

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